While at Sundance promoting the upcoming documentary “ Time: The Kalief Browder Story”,Jay Z took the time to answer some questions from the press regarding the film.


Among the questions asked was his position on Donald Trump, to which Harvey Weinstein (whose company back the documentary), intervenes and says “Alright guys that’s enough. This is a labor of love for Jay and as a result he’s gonna talk about that and nothing else.”


The documentary is about the teen who served 3 years at RIkers Island without being committed from a crime he didn’t commit. The teen served 2 of his three years in solitary confinement, and shortly after his release from jail, Browder committed suicide.


His death sparked a national conversation about the detrimental effects of wrongful convictions and imprisonment.Browder’s story touched Jay-Z so deeply that he collaborated with Spike T to produce a six part series on the teen’s life and how it has since inspired a movement.


Catch the documentary on Spike TV on March 1, 2017 at 10 PM EST. Catch the clip of Jay curving the Trump question below.

Don’t ask #jayz no questions about #donaldtrump

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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